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FIDE World Team Championship

Blomqvist, Erik vs. McShane, Luke J

The FIDE World Team Championship is a biennial 10-team round-robin tournament that in 2019 is taking place from 5-14 March in Astana, Kazakhstan. Matches take place on four boards, with 2 match points for a win and 1 for a draw. Sweden replaced Poland, who declined their invitation. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment starting from move one. No draw offers are allowed until after move 30. Official website: wteams.astana2019.fide.com